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We have a focus on collaborative service for all visitors to Strong Minds Psychology.

All members of our team play an integral role in providing the personalised and directed support
‚Äčthat you or your family are looking for. 

Cristina Edwards  - Customer Service

Ross Archer - Director / Customer Service

Strong Minds Psychology - ABN 21 611 550 611

Ross has been supporting the growth and development of the Strong Minds Psychology journey for almost ten years. He is passionate about working in a strong team environment to support our communities, and creating structures and connections that allow us to provide more opportunities to support mental health and development. He has over 20 years experience in the small business sector, providing excellent and efficient customer service, and working with clients to find the best possible outcome for their needs. Outside of SMP, Ross continues to run and maintain his own small business. He enjoys spending time with his family, and is a keen golfer. Ross aims to keep fit and healthy, challenging himself to enter half marathons. Ross can be found on the desk at Yarra Junction. 

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Cristina provides customer service & administration support to our clients and psychologists with an aim to meet all requests presented. She is currently a student at Deakin University studying Psychology and Criminology and is eager to build on her academic foundations through her work at our clinics. Cristina is passionate about helping others and believes that ongoing support is essential for self-care. In her spare time, Cristina referees basketball, enjoys going to the gym, participating in yoga classes, travelling and socialising with family and friends. If you see her around, she loves talking about upcoming travel and seeing pictures of your beloved cats.

Stephanie joined our team in June 2018 as a volunteer during her Undergraduate Psychology degree. Stephanie has watched the practice grow & develop into a large team to support the increasing demands of the community. Stephanie has progressed to working Part Time with the team & is currently completing her Honours degree in the area of Exercise Psychology at Deakin University. Stephanie is passionate about learning about the human experience & creating space for empathy & understanding towards others. Her go to hobbies are running, meditating, & spending time in nature. Stephanie can be found working in Yarra Junction & Warragul. 

Stephanie Farr  - Customer Service

Sarah has been in customer service for 10 years and prides herself on being a welcoming and understanding presence to both her co-workers and clients. She is currently a student studying Psychology and Criminology and is looking forward to applying her knowledge and strengthening her understanding during her work in both clinics. Sarah is passionate about helping people understand themselves and the reasoning behind one's actions, which she hopes will  also assist in understanding other people better. When not at work, Sarah enjoys listening to and practicing music, watching true-crime documentaries, socialising with friends and family, and playing table-top board and role-playing games.

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Rhonda Schembri  - Finance Office / Customer Service

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Melinda leads our Customer Service team with a sense of calm and community. Melinda comes from a medical background, having previously worked on the front desk of a private medical practice, and prior to that working in Queensland as a paramedic. Melinda has a professional team work ethic and believes in building a caring and supportive work environment that can then be portrayed in our communication and services with our clients. Melinda believes in going that little extra step to offer the best support we can. Outside of SMP Melinda enjoys spending quality time with her family. Melinda is a keen long distance runner and loves the mental and physical challenge of training and competing in ultra marathons. You will often see her out on the trails and conquering that huge hill.

Melinda McLeod  - Senior Customer Service Officer

Sarah Benyaminovich - Customer Service

Rhonda provides professional administration support to our psychologists and a caring intake process for new clients. With 18 years experience in the healthcare, early childhood and private sectors, Rhonda believes that supportive communication and organisation play a vital part in creating a successful team. She loves the challenge of balancing work and family life in her local community and you will find her studying many recipes from Jamie Oliver's 35 Minutes Meal book. Rhonda can be found primarily in the Yarra Junction clinic.